This show has been commercially released as "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Grateful Dead"
It Hurts Me Too
Cumberland Blues ->
Me And My Uncle
Playing In The Band
Hard To Handle
Me And Bobby McGee
Casey Jones Six Days On The Road ->
Runnin' Back To You
I Don't Know You
Fair Chance To Know
Last Lonely Eagle
Honky Tonk Women
New Minglewood Blues
Beat It On Down The Line
I Second That Emotion
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Cold Rain And Snow
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Greatest Story Ever Told ->
Johnny B. Goode
Uncle John's Band
In The Midnight Hour ->
And We Bid You Good Night
There is so much work on this in terms of time/pitch adjustments and level adjustments that I cannot list them all. It's been an ongoing project for a long time, as the quality of this AUD made it a very challenging show to matrix. The main thing to know is that I made use of every bit of the AUD that is useable. Most AUD tracks are missing the beginnings of songs and often the ends as well. A string of songs in the first set are also not present on the AUD: Cumberland Blues, Me And My Uncle, Bird Song, and Playin'. Those parts are, of course, all SBD. The AUD is very inconsistent, clearly the mic was stuffed under someone's shirt at points, turned in different directions, etc. I tried as best I could to account for that by changing the levels, but there is a fair amount of hiss on the AUD, so when the level is boosted, the hiss will be more present. That's just how it is. Also there are moments of a loud, obnoxious crowd, mostly notable in quiet parts like Dark Hollow and Ripple. I tuned out a fair amount of the crowd in Ripple, as it is just distracting. I tried to make this thing as smooth as I could, but some of the transitions when the AUD kicks in or out are still a bit jolting..
I went through a fair amount of confusion about the patches in Me And Bobby McGee and the transition between China Cat and Rider that were reportedly found on cassette from a master reel hidden at the Fillmore. Until just now I thought I was making a big revelation that these are not actually patches from this night, but upon reading the notes on db.etree.org, I find that this is already known. In any case, I decided to remove those sections and fade to the AUD only, so this is now, I believe, a totally complete version of this show. The parts that are AUD only are from 2:32 to 3:22 of Me And Bobby McGee, and from 3:44 of China Cat to 0:09 of Rider, then again in Rider from 1:58 to 2:33. As for the patch in Birdsong, that song is not present on the AUD, but I instead used the patch from a different SBD, shnid: 16782. Midnight Hour has some scratchiness on the SBD that I left in, as going to the AUD only would be worse. The cowbell is also quite strong in the AUD of this song, and I left that in, as there is always room for more cowbell.
August 10, 2017 Subject:
This was my first ever Grateful Dead show. i wish i remembered it better than i do. i do recall it was awesome. The New Riders came on stage about 8:00 PM with Jerry on pedal steel. The Dead came on about 9:45 as i recall and played until 3:15 AM.
i don't think anyone else has mentioned that this was the last night of a 5 night run and that the closing of the Fillmore East had already been announced. This night was the very last time they would ever play that house and they knew it. 2600 seats and the top price was $5.50.
To me that was a 5 star show. 46 years later i'm still listening to them and occasionally tearing up over the beauty and magic that was the Grateful Dead.
If this was a commercial release, your money would have been well spent.
The characters (Jerry, Phil, Bob, Pig & Bill - not necessarily in that order) are not in doubt. You can see the set-list - no issues there. Leave no stone unturned to 'secure' this one.
Some matrixes only serve to confuse - this is of the best kind.
March 13, 2009 Subject:
There's a lot of gold in this here show
I'm giving it five stars, despite a few mistakes here and there. Phil's part alone makes it five. This is the awesome version of MAMU from Skull and Roses, followed by a superb early-era Bird Song. Nicely jammed out version considering how new the song was. Playin still had a long way to go, but they more than make up for it with some nice selections Dark Hollow, Hard to Handle and Casey Jones to close out the first.
Great Dew to open the second! Oh, and the last-ever-version of Alligator. Alligator starts sloppy, but man does it ever pay off! There's an unlabeled St. Stephen jam tease there that ends up landing them in GDTRFB. Cool stuff!
March 5, 2009 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" April 29, 1971 at the Fillmore East, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
"They" will yank this one for sure..."it's been commercially released".
So, get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it NOW or you will be very, very, VERY sorry...
To download this show view this web-page with RealPlayer. It's easy and simple..."IF" the show is still up on the Archive, that is.
I bought The CD "Ladies and Gentlemen, the GRATEFUL DEAD". I always enjoy listening to it It's my favorite GRATEFUL DEAD CD. This show is pretty much that CD, only not as perfect sounding and doesn't have Dark Star, and some of the other songs found on the CD that come from other nights at the F.E. 04-71.
Here it is though...April 29th 1971, complete, except the NRPS tracks are not here, but you can find them elsewhere on the IA.
Words are inadequate to describe this show.
April 1971 is the BEST GRATEFUL DEAD there is, or ever was.
I highly recommend downloading this show and or buying the afforementioned CD, I did. It should be part of your GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
Thank you Mr.Hansokolow for sharing this show with us, it's almost perfect...and it's better than what I deserve. I will always enjoy listening to this complete show of April 29, 1971 from the Fillmore East in Manhattan, New York City. It's a wonderful gem to add to my collection of shows I've downloaded from the IA.
I don't know how you knew I wanted this show, but you did.
Mentally, I heard something in my mind when you put it up on the IA and then I checked, and sure enough it was there. There is something going on...
Good things do happen, and good people are behind them. This show is proof of that.
Bad things do happen and bad people are behind them. When this show is yanked off the Internet Archive that will be proof of that.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.